78% approval for the regeneration of Redditch Town Centre following submission of £25m bid to government

I was very pleased to see a strong 78% approval for the regeneration of Redditch Town Centre. More details on this survey will be published in due course and we will share the findings with the relevant bodies to demonstrate community feeling on this issue. 413 people responded on a self-selecting basis either as a … Read more

Redditch Towns Deal bid submitted – why we need a new home for the library and an open public square

As reported by local media, the Redditch Towns Fund bid was approved by the Full Council of Redditch Borough Council as ‘good to go’ to central government for approval by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. See the full details of the bid here It was a proud moment for me to second … Read more

Redditch Town Centre Conservation Zone ‘at risk’ status

There’s a maxim in politics: perception is reality. It’s a way of saying that it doesn’t matter what the reality is, the perception that people have is all that matters. It’s true because people vote based on their perception, not based on actual facts. It’s a warning I raised when the Borough Council’s Executive Committee … Read more

Rolling Updates on Parks & Leisure Restrictions for November 2020

Following the announcement of a new national lockdown during November I have started to make enquires about areas that fall under my portfolio of responsibilities at Redditch Borough Council. I’ll update this thread as more information comes to light. PARKS These will remain open as they did last time – and just like last time … Read more

How Redditch is using Culture to drive regeneration

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I’m attending a Local Government Association training event for Councillors who have the ‘Culture’ brief on their councils. One of the areas we are covering is how culture can play a driving role in the regeneration of towns, so I wanted to reflect on how Redditch is placing culture at the heart of our own … Read more

It wasn’t a dark night for Redditch; it’s a new dawn for voluntary sector funding for the many, not the few.

There’s been a lot of misconception going around – some of it accidental, but some of it deliberate. Let’s get to the facts of the matter and provide some more detail. As is often the case in this social media age, the accusations can be wrapped up in a single line, whereas the actual reality … Read more

A post regarding Redditch Borough Council One-Stop Shops

At last night’s Redditch Borough Council Executive Committee there was a proposal put forward to close the council’s One-Stop Shops and support Allpay, allowing members of the public to use more locations to pay council bills in person, giving them more choice about how and where they pay their council’s bills.

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